Why Vote For Me?

Extensive Experience:

  • Founded and led for 25 years a NM technology company
  • Met payroll for dozens of employees as the CEO
  • Served my community as a NM State Representative
  • Served my country and represented America abroad as a Foreign Service Officer in the Department of State
  • Co-founded PAPA, a performing arts charter school
  • Founded and led New Mexico Open Primaries, a non-profit  focused on increasing voter engagement
  • Became expert on election code and election reform measures
  • Developed solid knowledge of cyber security and IT systems
  • Earned Bachelor of Arts degree in Government
  • Earned Master’s of Science degree in Healthcare Management
  • Spent a year working on cyber security and telehealth start-ups

Issues I Will Address:

  • Place the right number of voting machines at the right locations to reduce wait times and increase the vote
  • Use voting centers and mobile vans to make it easier and more pleasant to vote throughout Sandoval County
  • Work closely with the NM State County Clerk’s Association to support common sense election reform measures
  • Provide state-wide leadership on critical election security measures
  • Place on-line as much of the real estate and record keeping elements of the Clerk’s Office as is legal
  • Implement a passport services office so that residents can apply for passports through the Clerk’s office

Specific Skills and Experience Applicable to County Clerk:

  • The Consular section of an Embassy or Consulate keeps all records of foreign births of Americans and makes a determination of U.S. citizenship eligibility.  I worked in and/or led Consular sections at the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany, the U.S. Embassy in The Gambia (West Africa) and the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada. 
  • I issued visas to foreign nationals who wanted to visit or live in the U.S. making complex decisions about who was qualified.
  • Vetted many applicants for possible terrorist and criminal connections working closely with many U.S. Federal agencies.
  • Helped Americans in foreign prisons and hospitals as well as worked with local police to assist Americans in trouble.
  • Issued emergency passports to Americans.
  • Performed much of the record keeping and document evaluation and organization that our County Clerk’s office does.
  • Led the Federal Voting Assistance Program for two years in Frankfurt, Germany where I helped register our military and Americans living abroad to increase voter turnout.
  • Worked as Deputy Director of Fraud Section in Frankfurt trained to detect falsified documents.
  • Trained and certified to be a Voter Registration Agent currently.
In the heart of Sandoval County there could be dark clouds on the horizon without the proper election security safeguards.